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    Triton Canada, a premiere pre-employment screening company, is happy to announce it has a new partnership with Canada Post for digital proof of identity. This new service allows Triton clients to attend any of 6,000 Canada Post locations across the country to have their identity verified should it be required. When reached for comment Triton’s president Todd Anstey said “This new service now allows Triton to operate in 6,000 communities across the nation which dramatically increases our reach and service levels.”

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    The National Association of Public Background Screeners (NAPBS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Anstey to Chair of the NAPBS’ Canadian Chapter. The guiding principles of NAPBS Canada are to promote cultural and business practices unique to Canada; establish best practices for the pre-employment screening industry; create and implement an accreditation standard which promotes professionalism in pre-employment screening while meeting Canada's strict privacy laws that protect our clients, suppliers and screeners; establish a central voice for the industry as it continues to evolve; and educate members by raising their level of industry knowledge and professionalism. Todd has spent the last seven years in the pre-employment screening field and is the current president of Triton a premiere screening company. Todd holds an MBA from McMaster University and prior to his time at Triton worked for General Electric, Coca-Cola and Pfizer.

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    Posted on 07.05.2016

    Myths about Background Checks

    Background checks help businesses hire high-quality and trustworthy employees. You can learn a lot about your potential new hires through a thorough screening process, but there are a few misconceptions we should probably clear up before you get started.

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    Background checks are often conducted before hiring a new person. But many companies and businesses allow potential problem employees to fall through the cracks because they simply don’t want to pay for the cost of criminal checks. What these organizations fail to realize is the benefits of running these checks. Today, we are going to take the time to learn just how effective police checks can be and just how vital they are to anyone conducting business.

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    When it comes to background checks many employers think that the only benefit that can come from them is knowing if your new hire has committed a crime or not. But the truth is there is more information that you can garner from background checks than you might not know about. Today, we are going to take a look at several of these added checks that just might help your company.
     
    1. Most background checks research education criminal records. When it comes to background check providers most of them offer education verification as well. This is an added function that most employers do not always untilize. This will help them determine if the potential hire has been truthful about their previous education experience.
     
    2. Police checks save your company money. When you hire someone without a police check you really do not know who you are bringing into your company. Hiring someone and then spending the money to train them will cost your company a pretty penny. If you have to terminate them a month later because they have committed a crime while at work and you have to terminate them you are losing a big investment. In a recent poll 41% of employers put the cost of a bad hire at over $25,000.
     
    3. Background checks can root out less truthful candidates. Believe it or not, people often lie about their previous employment experience. This can hurt your company in ways that you might not expect. What if you hire someone for a particular job that requires a very specific skill set? Then after they have started the job you realize that this person simply cannot do the job. You ask yourself what went wrong here? Then you call the person’s last job and find out they never even worked there before. All this can be costly but can be prevented by a simple employment history check.
     
    4. Driving records can help you a lot. If your company requires employees to drive company vehicles even if it is just for one day a week, you are putting your company at risk by not conducting a driver’s record check. A bad driving record often indicates that someone is very careless with their own car. This may create pause for concern about how they are going to take care of your company’s vehicle if they can’t take care of their own car.